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Uber is an American international company. It created the mobile app and the transportation network that are also called Uber. The mobile app allows consumers to request a trip and pay online. As of March 26, 2015, the service was available in 55 countries and more than 200 cities.
Uber drivers use the Uber mobile app to find the optimal route for passengers. The Uber drivers must register on the Uber
app to clock in for their shift. The Uber app will re-route the driver, every time they want to pick up a new passenger. The Driver must sign out of the Uber app when they are finished driving passengers.
After the drop off, the passenger is given the option to tip the driver through the mobile app. The passenger is also prompted to rate the driver, based on the riding experience. The driver can rate each of their customers after the drop-off, as well.
Uber uses a third party web mapping service for finding the location of the customer and to navigate the driver.
Uber was founded as "UberCab" in San Francisco by Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp in 2009. Three years later, Uber started to open international offices. In 2014, it experimented with carpooling features and made other updates. Many governments and taxi companies have protested against Uber, saying that its use of unlicensed drivers was unsafe and illegal.
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